Subotica (horse)

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Subotica
Racing silks of Olivier Lecerf.svg
Racing silks of Olivier Lecerf
Sire Pampabird
Grandsire Pampapaul
Dam Terre de Feu
Damsire Busted
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1988
Country France
Colour Bay
Breeder Paul de Moussac
Owner Olivier Lecerf
Trainer André Fabre
Record 14: 6-4-1
Earnings €1,449,438
Major wins
Prix Isonomy (1990)
Grand Prix de Paris (1991)
Prix Niel (1991)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1992)
Prix Ganay (1992)

Subotica (foaled February 13, 1988 in Orne) is a French Thoroughbred racehorse best known or winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 1992.

Background[edit]

Subotica is a bay horse bred by Paul de Moussac at his Haras du Mezeray in Lower Normandy. Through his sire Pampabird, owned by de Moussac, Subotica is a descendant of the great Nearco. He was out of de Moussac's mare, Terre de Feu, a daughter of the 1967 United Kingdom Horse of the Year, Busted.

Purchased and raced by Olivier Lecerf, Subotica was trained by André Fabre and ridden in all his major races by Thierry Jarnet.

Racing career[edit]

In 1991 Subotica ran second in the Prix du Jockey Club to Suave Dancer whom he had beaten in the Prix Ganay. He went on to earn his most important win of 1991 by taking the Group One Grand Prix de Paris. Health problems forced the horse to be withdrawn from France's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. However, the following year the colt won the Arc, beating a strong field that included the undefeated filly User Friendly (2nd), St Jovite (4th), who had won the Irish Derby by twelve lengths in record time, and Epsom Derby winner, Dr Devious (6th).[1]

Sent to Gulfstream Park in Florida for the October 31, 1992 Breeders' Cup Turf, Subotica finished fifth to upset winner, Fraise.

Stud record[edit]

Retired to stud on November 24, Subotica's progeny have met with limited racing success.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe result". Racing Post. 4 October 1992. Retrieved 2013-08-26.